Full Syllabus

Unit 1:  Introductions and Some Sociocultural Stuff 

WEEKS 1+2: Introductions
Nov 7- Nov 21 (blog post Nov. 25)

1. Excerpts from Sexuality Now

-“Ch. 1: Exploring Human Sexuality Past and Present” pp.1- 25

-“Ch. 2: Understanding Human Sexuality: Theory and Research” pp. 26- 57

2. Excerpts from the DSM 5

-“Introduction” pp. 5- 17

-“Use of the Manual” pp. 19- 24

-“Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV to DSM V” pp. 809- 816

-“Conditions for Further Study” pp. 783- 808

3. Excerpts from Principles and Practice

-“Introduction: The Future of Sex Therapy” pp. 1- 16

-“Conclusion: Sex Therapy in Transition […]” pp. 541- 558

4. Excerpts from New Directions in Sex Therapy

-“Advancing Sex Therapy, or Is That the Best You Can Do?” xix- xxxvi

-“A Preview of the Critiques and Their Implications” pp. 1- 4

-“On the Need for a New Direction in Sex Therapy” pp. 5- 20

-“Ch. 6: Ethics and Sex Therapy: A Neglected Dimension” pp. 85- 100

-“A Preview of New Clinical Alternatives and Innovations” pp. 119- 126

5. AASECT Code of Ethics (https://www.aasect.org/code-ethics)

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WEEKS 3+4: In Which (Some of) the Main Texts Pretend to Care About Race and Its Relevance to Sexuality Studies
Nov 21- Dec 5 (blog post Dec. 9 Dec. 30)

1. Excerpts from Black Sexual Politics

-“Ch. 1: Why Black Sexual Politics?” pp.25- 52

-“Ch. 2: The Past Is Ever Present[…]” pp. 53- 86

2. “Theorising Gender, Sexuality and Settler Colonialism: an Introduction”
3. “Concerning Kamasutras: Challenging Narratives of History and Sexuality”
4. Excerpts from Gender and Sexuality in Mondern Chinese History

-“Preface: Does Sex Have a History?”

-“Introduction: The Cloistered Lady and the Bare Stick”

5. Excerpts from the DSM 5

-“Cultural Formulation” pp. 749- 760

-“Glossary of Cultural Concepts of Distress” pp. 833- 837

3. Excerpt from Principles and Practice

-“Ch. 15: Culturally Sensitive Sex Therapy […]” pp. 334- 358

4. Excerpt from New Directions in Sex Therapy

-“Ch. 10: Cultural Diversity and Sensitivity in Sex Therapy” pp. 161- 174

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WEEKS 5+6: Some Shit About Relationships
Dec 26- Jan 9 (blog post Jan. 16 Jan. 23)

1. Excerpts from Sexuality Now

-“Ch. 3: Communication and Sexuality” pp.58- 77

-“Ch. 7: Love and Intimacy” pp. 156- 177

2. Excerpt from Black Sexual Politics

-“Ch. 8: No Storybook Romance: How Race and Gender Matter” pp. 247- 278

3. Excerpts from the DSM 5

-“Relational Problems” pp. 715- 717

-“Educational and Occupational Problems, Housing and Economic Problems, Other Problems Related to Social Environment” pp. 723- 725

4. Excerpts from Principles and Practice

-“Ch. 16: Body Image and Sexuality” pp. 359- 374

-“Ch. 18: Infidelity” pp. 399- 418

5. Excerpts from New Directions in Sex Therapy

-“Ch. 13: The Good Enough Sex (GES) Model” pp. 213- 230

-“Ch. 15: Hearts’ Desires” pp. 253- 266

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WEEKS 7+8: Psychosocial Sexual Development
Jan 16- Jan 30 (blog post Feb. 3)

1. Excerpts from Sexuality Now

-“Ch. 8: Childhood and Adolescent Sexuality” pp.178- 205

-“Ch. 9: Adult Sexual Relationships” pp. 206- 235

2. Excerpts from Principles and Practice

-“Ch. 23: Sexual Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults” pp. 511- 524

-“Ch. 24: Sexuality and Aging” pp. 525- 540

3. Excerpts from New Directions in Sex Therapy

-“Ch. 11: […] A Reward of Age and Maturity” pp. 175- 194

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WEEKS 9+10: The Gay Part
Jan. 30- Feb. 13 (blog post Feb. 17)

1. Excerpts from Sexuality Now

-“Ch. 10: Sexual Expression” pp.236- 267

-“Ch. 11: Sexual Orientation” pp. 268- 297

2. Excerpt from Black Sexual Politics

-“Ch. 3: Prisons for Our Bodies, Closets for Our Minds” pp. 87- 118

3. Excerpts from LGBT Mental Health Syllabus

-“The Declassiciation of Homosexuality by the [APA]

4. Excerpt from Principles and Practice

-“Ch. 14: Therapy with LGBTQ Clients[…]” pp. 309- 333

5. Excerpt from New Directions in Sex Therapy

-“Ch. 17: […] Narrative Sex Therapy for Long-Term Lesbian Partners” pp. 285- 302

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WEEKS 11+12: Gender, Gender, Gender
TBA

1. Excerpt from Sexuality Now
-“Ch. 4: Gender Development, Gender Roles, and Gender Identity” pp.78- 105
2. Excerpt from Feminist Disability Studies
-“Ch. 2: […] Judith Butler’s Body Theory and the Question of Disability” pp. 48- 66
3. Excerpts from Black Sexual Politics
-“Ch. 4: […] Sex, Babies, and Images of Black Femininity” pp. 119- 148
-“Ch. 5: […] Sex, Violence, and Images of Black Masculinity” pp. 149- 180
-“Ch. 6: […] Redefnining Black Gender Ideology” pp. 181- 214
4. Excerpt from the DSM 5
-“Gender Dysphoria” pp. 451- 460
5. Excerpt from Principles and Practice
-“Ch. 11: Gender Dysphoria” (BY MOTHERFUCKING KENNETH ZUCKER)
6. Excerpts from New Directions in Sex Therapy
-“Ch. 19: Understanding Gender Nonconformity+ Trans. Identity” pp. 321- 336
-“Ch. 2: […] A Feminist Critique of Sex Therapy” pp. 21- 36
-“Ch. 3: Sex Therapy for Men: Resolving False Dichotomies” pp. 37- 50

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Unit 2:  Biology and Disorderly Conduct

WEEKS 13+14: Intro to and Overview of STIs
TBA

1. Excerpts from ABCs of STIs
-“Ch. 1: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Why are they Important?” pp.1- 10
-“Ch. 2: LSTI Control and Prevention” pp. 11- 15
-“Ch. 3: Provision and Modernisation of Sexual Health Services” pp. 16- 20
-“Ch. 4: Sexual Health Consultation in Primary and Secondary Care” pp. 21- 28
-“Ch. 18: Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections” pp. 110- 114

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WEEKS 15+16: Anatomy and STIs
TBA

1. Excerpts from Sexuality Now
-“Ch. 5: Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology” pp. 106- 133
-“Ch. 6: Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology” pp. 134- 155
2. Excerpts from ABCs of STIs 
-“Ch. 6: […] Presentations of [STIs] in Male Patients” pp. 26- 28
-“Ch. 10: Vulval Diseases” pp. 53- 58
-“Ch. 8: Vaginal Discharge: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment” pp. 42- 48

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WEEKS 17+18: Dysfunction Junction
TBA

1. Excerpts from ABCs of STIs
-“Ch. 7: Other Conditions Affecting the Male Genitalia” pp. 35- 41
-“Ch. 9: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Pelvic Pain” pp. 49- 52
2. Excerpts from the DSM 5
-“Sexual Dysfunctions introduction” pp. 423- 424
-“Genito-Pelvic Pain/ Penetration Disorder” pp. 437- 440
-“Erectile Disorder” pp. 426- 429
3. Excerpt sfrom Principles and Practice
-“Ch. 8: Lifelong Vaginismus” pp. 177- 194
-Ch. 3: erectile Dysfunction […]” pp. 61- 88
4. Excerpt from New Directions in Sex Therapy
-“Ch. 8: Sexual Medicine, Sex Therapy, and Sexual Health Care” pp. 119- 140

WEEKS 19+20: Even More on STIs
Mar 13- Mar 27 (blog post Mar. 31)

1. Excerpts from ABCs of STIs
-“Ch. 12: Genital Ulcer Disease” pp.64- 69
-“Ch. 14: Genital Growths and Infestations” pp. 78- 83
-“Ch. 13: Syphilis: Clinical Features, Diagnosis, and Management” pp. 70- 77
-“Ch. 15: Viral Hepatitis” pp. 84- 89
-“Ch. 16: Systemic Manifestations of STIs” pp. 90- 94

WEEKS 21+22: Still More on STIs
Mar 27- Apr 10 (blog post Apr. 14)

1. Excerpts from ABCs of STIs
-“Ch. 22: Vaccinations, Treatments, and Postexposure Prophylaxis” pp.132- 140
-“Ch. 23: The Internet as Resource for STI Education […]” pp. 141- 144
-“Ch. 21: Sexual Health Care in Resource Poor Settings” pp. 127- 131
-“Ch. 20: Care of Specific Risk Groups” pp. 123- 126
-“Appendices: Proformas for Taking Sexual Histories ” pp. 145- 148

WEEKS 23+24: Even More on Disorders
Apr 10- Apr 24 (blog post Apr. 28)

1. Excerpt from Sexuality Now
-“Ch. 14: Challenges to Sexual Functioning” pp. 376- 403
-“Ch. 9: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Pelvic Pain” pp. 49- 52
2. Excerpts from the DSM 5
-“Female Sexual Interst/ Arousal Disorder” pp. 433- 437
-“Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder” pp. 440- 443
-“Substance/ Medication-Induced Sexual Dysfunction” pp. 446- 450
3. Excerpts from Principles and Practice
-“Ch. 1: Sexual Interest/ Arousal Disorder in Women” pp. 17- 41
-“Ch. 2: […] Presentations of Low Sexual Desire in Men” pp. 42- 60
4. Excerpts from New Directions in Sex Therapy
-“Ch. 4: A Phenomenology of Sexual Experiencing” pp. 51- 68
-“Ch. 5: The Challenging Landscape of Problematic Sexual Behaviors” pp. 69- 84

WEEKS 25+26: Still More on Disorders
Apr 24- May 8 (blog post May 12)

1. Excerpts from the DSM 5
-“Female Orgasmic Disorder” pp. 429- 432
-“Premature (Early) Ejaculation” pp. 443- 446
-“Delayed Ejaculation” pp. 424- 426
2. Excerpts from Principles and Practice
-“Ch. 4: Orgasm Disorders in Women” pp. 89- 111
-“Ch. 5: Treatment of Premature Ejaculation” pp. 112- 137
-“Ch. 6: Delayed Ejaculation” pp. 138- 158
-“Ch. 7: Genital Pain in Women and Men […]” pp 159- 176

WEEKS 27+28: HIV/ AIDS
May 8- May 22 (blog post May 26)

1. Excerpt from Sexuality Now
-“Ch. 15: Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/ AIDS” pp.404- 433
2. Excerpt from ABCs of STIs
-“Ch. 17: HIV” pp. 95- 109
3. Excerpt from Principles and Practice
-“Ch. 22: Suppose They Gave an Epidemic and […]” pp. 482- 510
4. Excerpt from New Directions in Sex Therapy
-“Ch. 18: HIV Serodiscordant Male Couples[…]” pp. 303- 320
5. Excerpt from Black Sexual Politics
-“Ch. 9: […] Black Sexual Politics and the Challenge of HIV/ AIDS” pp. 279- 302

WEEKS 29+30: Reproduction
May 22- Jun 5(blog post Jun 9)

1. Excerpts from Sexuality Now
-“Ch. 13: Contraception and Abortion” pp.332- 375
-“Ch. 12: Pregnancy and Birth” pp. 298- 331
2. Excerpt from Principles and Practices
-“Ch. 19: Sexuality and Infertility” pp. 419- 435
3. Excerpt from Feminist Disability Studies
-“Ch. 8: A Heritage of Ableist Rhetoric […]” pp. 175- 192
4. Excerpts from ABCs of STIs
-“Ch. 19: Contraception” pp. 115- 122
-“Ch. 11: Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV in Pregnancy” pp. 59- 63

Unit 3:  All the Rest (and Most of It Is Stuff I Personally Am Not Looking Forward to Hearing Wrong Things About)

WEEKS 31+32: Prostitution Ugh ugh ugh
Jun 5- Jun 19 (blog post Jun. 23)

1. Excerpt from Sexuality Now
-“Ch. 18: Sexual Images and Selling Sex” pp. 492- 519
2. Excerpts from the DSM 5
-“Bipolar and Related Disorders” pp. 123- 154
-“Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders” pp. 461- 480
-“Personality Disorders” pp. 645- 684
-“Other Problems Related to the Social Environment”, “Problems Related to Crime or Interaction with the Legal System”, “Problems Related to Other Psychosocial, Personal, and Encironmental Circumstances”, “Other Circumstances of Personal History” pp. 724- 727
3. Excerpts from 9 Degrees of Justice
-“ ‘Performing Sexuality:’ Cultural Transgressions […]” pp. 258- 284
-“Her Body, Your Gaze: Prostitution, Violence, and Ways of Seeing” pp. 285- 315

WEEKS 33+34: BDSM, ETC.
Jun 19- Jul 3 (blog post Jul. 7)

1. Excerpt from Sexuality Now
-“Ch. 16: Varieties of Sexual Expression” pp.434- 459
2. Excerpt from the DSM 5
-“Paraphilic Disorders” pp. 645- 684
3. Excerpts from the Principles and Practice
-“Ch. 8: The Paraphilias: An Experiential Approach to ‘Dangerous’ Desires” pp. 195- 218
-“Ch. 12: Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder” pp. 263- 279
-“Ch. 13: Nonparaphilic Hypersexuality Disorder” pp. 280- 308
4. Excerpt from Crip Theory
-“Ch. 5: Crip Eye for the Normate Guy[…]” pp. 171- 198

WEEKS 35+36: Sexual Violence
Jul 3- Jul 17 (blog post Jul. 21)

1. Excerpt from Sexuality Now
-“Ch. 17: Power and Sexual Coercion” pp.460- 491
2. Excerpt from Black Sexual Politics
-“Ch. 7: […] The Changing Contours of Sexual Violence” pp. 215- 246
3. Excerpts from the DSM 5
-“Abuse and Neglect” pp. 717- 722
-“Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders” pp. 265- 290
-“Dissociative Disorders” pp. 291- 308
4. Excerpts from Principles and Practice
-“Ch. 10: ‘Gold Star Pedophiles’ in General Sex Therapy Practice” pp. 219- 234
-“Ch. 17: The Treatment of Sexual Dysfunctions in Survivors[…]” pp. 375- 398
5. Excerpt from New Directions in Sex Therapy
-“Ch. 16: Healing the Sexual Repercussions of Sexual Abuse” pp. 267- 284

WEEKS 37+38: Disability and Sexuality
Jul 17- Jul 31 (blog post Aug. 4)

1. Excerpts from the DSM 5
-“Neurodevelopmental Disorders” pp.31- 86
-“Neurocognitive Disorders” pp. 591- 644
-“[…] Adverse Effects of Medication” pp. 709- 714
2. Excerpts from Principles and Practice
-“Ch. 20: Sexuality in the Context of Chronic Illness” pp. 436- 456
-“Ch. 21: Sexuality and Disability[…]” pp. 457- 481
3. Excerpt from Feminist Disability Studies
-“Ch. 9: Disability, Sex Radicalism, and Political Agency” pp. 193- 217

BONUS ROUND: ALTERNATIVE SEX THERAPY PRACTICES + WRAP-UP

RE-READ Excerpts from New Directions in Sex Therapy
1. “A Preview of the Critiques and Their Implications” pp.1- 4
2. “A Preview of New Clinical Alternatives and Innovations” pp. 119- 126
READ Excerpts from New Directions in Sex Therapy
3.“Ch. 7: […] A New Critique of the Goals of Sex Therapy” pp.101- 118
4.“Ch. 9: Sexual Choreography[…]” pp. 141- 160
5.“Ch. 12: Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) […]” pp. 195- 212
6.“Ch. 14: […] Undergoing My Own Transformation” pp. 231- 252
7.“Ch. 20: An Integrative Model for Exploring Clients’ Stories” pp. 337- 354